Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Friday, April 21, 2017

J-shaped relationship between habitual coffee consumption and 10-year (2002-2012) cardiovascular disease incidence: The ATTICA study

If I can I drink 4-5 cups of coffee a day. For these other reasons:

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries March 2015 

 

Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation

 

Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Dementia 

 

Drinking Coffee Can Lower Alzheimer's Risk By 20%, All It Takes Is 3 Cups A Day


J-shaped relationship between habitual coffee consumption and 10-year (2002-2012) cardiovascular disease incidence: The ATTICA study

European Journal of Nutrition
Kouli GM, et al.
The objective of the study portrayed in this paper was to assess the relationship between coffee intake and 10–year cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence in the ATTICA study, and whether this is modified by the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) at baseline. This information supports the protective impact of drinking moderate quantities of coffee (equivalent to approximately 1–2 cups daily) against CVD incidents. This protective impact was only significant for participants without MetS at baseline.

Methods

  • A sum of 3042 healthy adults (1514 men and 1528 women) living in the greater area of Athens were voluntarily selected to the ATTICA study amid 2001–2002.
  • In 2011–2012, the 10–year follow–up was performed in 2583 participants (15% of the participants were lost to follow–up).
  • Coffee intake was evaluated by a validated food–frequency questionnaire at baseline (abstention, low, moderate, heavy).
  • Incidence of fatal or non–fatal CVD event was recorded utilizing WHO–ICD–10 criteria and MetS was characterized by the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment panel III (revised) criteria.

Results

  • Overall, after controlling for potential CVD risk factors, the multivariate examination uncovered a J–shaped relationship between daily coffee drinking and the risk for a first CVD event in a 10–year period.
  • Especially, the odds ratio for low (<150 ml/day), moderate (150–250 ml/day) and heavy coffee intake (>250 ml/day), compared to abstention, were 0.44 (95% CI 0.29–0.68), 0.49 (95% CI 0.27–0.92) and 2.48 (95% CI 1.56–1.93), respectively.
  • This inverse association was also verified among participants without MetS at baseline, but not among participants with the MetS.

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